Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Commission on Poverty

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th April 1970.

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Photo of Mr Joel Barnett Mr Joel Barnett , Heywood and Royton 12:00 am, 16th April 1970

Although my right hon. Friend is absolutely right to dismiss the humbug of the hon. Member for Hertford (Lord Balniel), will he confirm that later this year and not too long away we shall see some alleviation of some aspects of poverty by an increase in supplementary benefits and an increase in the level at which they will start?